Poems of the Week

Shall He Dwindle, Peak and Pine

by Marshall Begel

Mother arrested after she “reportedly mixed lemon juice, vinegar, salt and Gatorade together
in a sports bottle… and told her son to give it to a [bully] who had stolen his drink the day before…”
ABC News

Double, double, I’m in trouble—
Vengeful plans reduced to rubble.
Brewed a dreadful punch to chug,
Made a bully less than smug.

Juice of lemon, spoon of salt,
Bring aggression to a halt.
Vinegar and Gatorade,
Guarantee the point is made.

Clueless bully took the drink.
Sheriff puts me in the clink!
Maybe there are better ways—
Next time, day-old mayonnaise?